Have you looked into Scan To 3D in SolidWorks Premium? May be what you are looking for.
Not really. Taking scanned data like STL files is always a labor intensive process to get clean curves in SolidWorks (or any software, really).
Scan To 3D is an option to help make that process easier.
Our current process uses 3rd party software, and we are testing that out now (Luxology modo). Previously we have used our Next Engine scanner with RapidWorks, which also helps convert this data into SolidWorks.
But in the end, for truely high quality curves, there will have to be a person with a brain creating those curves, computers just can't figure it out.
Thanks for the lead, I'll check it out.
Currently exploring the use of "Netfab" to slice an OBJ into thin sectional views then exporting them into Solidworks and restacking them to give pictorial sketches as reference images for native solidwork sketch at incremental distances along the model.
Tedious in the extreme.
One of the problems with this type of reverse engineering is that the nicely spaced points that make so much sense when you are measuring a part, don't match up with where you would want to put profiles when you want to build the part.